A guy has been railing against me over the last couple of days, labeling me all kinds of things, including a Pharisee.
I decided however, to remain calm and not return what was said to me.
Finally, the LORD showed me this Word from 2010. I believe that it sums up these things.
“Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly,” 2 Timothy 2:14-16.
“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a Great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths,” 2 Timothy 4:2-4.
“Be on guard, says the LORD, for there are many strange and unusual teachings going around these days. For some adhere to this and some adhere to that.
For you see, it is like they divide My word up into sections. It is like they want just a certain part of My word to be adhered to more than another part.
I say that it is becoming more and more important to know how to rightly divide My word. Study My word so that you might become a workman worthy of Me. Be like the Bereans.”
The spirit of the LORD showed me the son as He was upon the cross. I saw Him with his head bowed down with his arms and legs being pinned to the cross. Then the cross began to rotate around and around with Him upon it.
It spun around several times and then finally stopped spinning. Then arrows were shot at Him, as if the agony of the cross wasn’t enough for Him to endure.
I heard and saw Him say, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
I had the sense that the arrows weren’t coming from those who had put him upon the cross, but from those who believe in Him now. Then I saw someone holding a bible and talking to someone else, and he was saying, ‘No, this verse means this, and then the other person, “No, this verse means that.” And the conversation went back and forth, and finally the vision faded.
“You see, when My people dispute about many things; when they argue amongst themselves; when they split hairs over theological differences they are spinning Me around and around on the cross again.
To be sure, there are doctrinal differences that are important to discern, but some are not worth your effort.
Some say that we no longer sin, and others define their church by grace. Some adhere to a ‘name-it-and-claim-it’ relationship with Me.
What does the whole word say? Does not My LORD’s prayer say that you must forgive your debtors? Was not My servant Paul even torn about the two natures struggling within him?
So, know the word and study it. Be prepared in and out of season. The time is coming and yet it is already here, when men will not endure sound teaching, but they will gather unto themselves teachers who would help them with their itching ears.
I have asked you to come unto the full nature of Me, and the only way that you can is to put aside the doctrines of men.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?